James Parry (Chairman)
James worked at English Heritage before joining the British Council, for which he ran conservation and development projects in East Africa and the Middle East. After an MA in Architecture he was appointed academic editor at the National Trust; he is now a writer on art, heritage and the environment.
Judith Harwood (Vice-Chairman)
Judith has 20 years’ experience in financial services, specialising in property and investment. Since moving to Norfolk she has worked as a consultant advising on complex change management projects in the education sector. Judith lives near Wymondham in an award-winning Grade 1-listed building which she restored. She has an MBA from Warwick University Business School.
Stephen Picton Pegg (Treasurer)
Stephen has 30 years’ experience in financing property development and investment transactions in the UK and Europe. He has an MA in European Property Development and Planning. Stephen lives near Sheringham in a restored Grade II-listed farmhouse which was, coincidentally, one of the Trust’s earliest restoration projects.
Bryan is a solicitor with over 40 years’ experience. He was a partner at the national firm Eversheds, where he led the commercial property, house building and affordable housing teams in the east of England. He is now a partner in the Norwich-based firm Hansells. Bryan has been a property lawyer all his working life and has a keen interest in heritage and conservation. He has lived in Norwich since 1974 and is a former chairman of Norwich Volunteer Bureau and a long-serving council member of the Norwich Forum for the Construction Industry.
Richard Halsey, MBE FSA
Richard is an architectural historian who worked for English Heritage and its predecessor for 30 years in both professional and managerial roles, leading the organisation’s work with places of worship. He has since served on a number of conservation committees and lectured at postgraduate level.
Michael is an arts and heritage consultant. He is a former Director of Public Programmes and Estates at the Museum of London and Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe. He is currently a trustee of The Garage, Norwich.
Helen is Director of CPRE Norfolk. She has a History of Art degree from University of London and has worked at Christie’s auction house, the National Trust, run her own antiques businesses, and is an experienced property renovator. She has also campaigned for the rescue of several important buildings.
Terry Hickman Smith
Terry has an architecture degree from Liverpool University and worked for 10 years in a large Edinburgh practice, becoming an Associate Partner. He then set up his own private practice in Norfolk in 1977, working mainly in conservation, education and private housing. His conservation projects in the county include major works to Dragon Hall, The Pennoyer Centre and John Soane’s Music Room in Earsham.
John Walton Knight, BA MST
John is a retired solicitor. He was in practice in Norwich for 40 years, and a partner in a substantial firm of lawyers. He specialised latterly in commercial and charitable property work. His main interest is outside the law are archaeology, early medieval history and local history.
Lucie Molkova (Secretary)
Lucie moved to Norfolk to gain her degree in Art History more than 10 years ago. Since completing her MA in Art History with a focus on church architecture, she has been working with different museums and conservation charities in East Anglia and beyond.